TBC: SW9 Speculation

Discussion in 'Future Discussion' started by Matt N, 2nd Nov 2017.

  1. TheBolt

    TheBolt TowersStreet Member

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    It is an interesting argument that Wickerman's success is partly because its a Secret Weapon that did not try to be a Worlds First.
    In reality, they are only competing nationally (for 99.9% of their audience), so having attractions distinct within the UK, but not worlds first, is going to be just as effective.

    I would not want another Secret Weapon at all, unless one of the existing ones is being retired. The park has a good set of Star attractions, itis the mid tier depth (flat rides, dark rides, walk throughs etc] that needs attention.

    They would be better off addressing the question of what do guests expect to find in a world class theme park; and how could we get there. That would see them put some focus on the basics like food, entertainment, horticulture, car parking, path and queue maintenance, fastrack priorities etc.
     
  2. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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    If we could somehow combine what Chessington is doing with what Alton Towers is doing and get a super-park then it would be great. Chessington suffers from not building big high-capacity stuff and Alton Towers suffers from not building smaller mid-tier stuff.

    At the moment Alton Towers needs
    A replacement for Charlie & Choc Factory / Toyland Tours (should be added as David Walliams)
    Replacement for Twirling Toadstool (should be added with Walliams)
    Replacement for Energizer / Bone Shaker
    Replacement for Submission
    Replacement for Ripsaw
    Repaired Blade
    New Dark ride in the old Nickelodeon space
    New mid-tier coaster (might need to replace Spinball) located at rear of park between Dungeon and the theatre
    New live show in the old Ice Age theatre (or maybe new 4D show)
    New live Muntiny Bay show (or another live show)
    Some kind of Mascot that isn't CBeebies for photo ops.
     
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  3. Tibble

    Tibble TowersStreet Member

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    Have a bath and get defleaed Henry Hound. Your public needs you
     
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  4. RoyJess

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    I thought they did try and make the Wicker Man a Worlds First ride, until someone pointed out to them that infusing wood and fire was not original to a woody and they were told to remove the "Worlds First" tagline from their advertising? :cool:
     
  5. Jb85

    Jb85 TowersStreet Member

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    which other woody has that, just out of interest?
     
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    Wodan and Apocalyse
     
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  7. Rojo

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    Also Joris used to have fire (technically the draak). Seemed common on a European GCI.
     
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  8. williamsrshawn

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    Did anyone else see ‘sw9’ being mentioned in Alton’s ‘what’s at the top of your Christmas list’ tweet?


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  9. Jb85

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    nope - do you have an image of the tweet? Early marketing ?
     
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  10. Steve74

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    If you pause it and scroll through you'll see it near the beginning.
     
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  12. skyscraper

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    The one with "a free Season Pass" is also intrigueing.
     
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    I think it's the social media team playing with the fans similar to thorpe tweeting a pic of an RMC a while back or all the project Zero stuff
     
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    Is it too much to ask for a brilliant indoor coaster for SW9 ???
     
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    Yes, because I can't imagine that they would ever be allowed to erect a building big enough for a brilliant indoor coaster!
     
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    Blasphemy! The Black Hole was a great coaster.
     
  17. TheBolt

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    Sir Algernon is a good character, well chosen for the setting of AT.
    Henry has the advantage of being more attractive as a plush, and could really pull of a whole retro 1980s concept.

    It hope we don't get Raj the Shopkeeper, a boy in a dress or Gangsta Granny walking around.... I can go into Hanley for that any day of the week [bad joke].
     
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    I'd be happy for them to replace Rita with a double launch coaster if they can fit it in somewhere. We need a launch coaster at Towers that there's no way that the S&S coaster would replace Rita, it's popular, fairly reliable and does it's job.
     
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    The Axis can be built with a launch though, as the prototype demonstrates.
     
  20. Jb85

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    I would sooner have a b&m wing coaster. Also could SW9 be the b&m water ride Wardley was planning
     

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